Author: melissa johnson

JUNE 10: DIVE & BEACH CLEANUP

Join Pura Vida Divers and make a difference for World Oceans Day! We are hosting TWO cleanup locations on Saturday, June 10th. Debris will be weighed, and whichever team removes the most trash will win a gift certificate to Pura Vida Divers. You could win a 2-Tank Dive aboard Sirena, or a 2-hour Paddleboard Rental. Learn more and sign up below: AM BEACH CLEANUP: Phil Foster Park is home to one of our favorite dive sites, and we want to keep it in tip-top condition so we can continue help the marine life that lives here thrive. Help us...

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SEA TURTLE AWARENESS CLASS

Join Pura Vida Divers, a Project AWARE partner, and PADI MSDT Tito Oliveras on SUNDAY, JUNE 11th for the Sea Turtle Awareness Specialty Course! Sea turtle nesting season is already underway here in Palm Beach County. What better way is there to spend a day than learning about these magnificent creatures in the morning and enjoying a 2-tank dive in the afternoon? We will look for and identify the sea turtles we find along the reef, as they rest from their night of nesting, swim alongside us or feed on sponges and sea-grass. The Sea Turtle Awareness Distinctive Specialty...

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TAKE ACTION FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY

After the sun has long been set and the moon risen, a quiet stirring begins all along the beaches of South Florida. In the black, dark waters of the night, as the break waves splash against the shore, giants emerge from the seas to find the perfect place in the sand. Female Leatherbacks, Loggerheads, and Green Sea Turtles haul their massive bodies out of the weightlessness of the ocean, with the instinctive need to lay eggs and further their species through new generations. These sea turtle species have been laying their eggs on Florida beaches for millions of years....

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SUMMER SNORKEL CAMP

This summer, get your kids ready to explore the amazing ocean world that thrives just below the water’s surface! Pura Vida Divers’ Snorkel Camp will help kids ages 6 – 10 perfect their snorkeling skills and encourage them to discover local underwater animals and habitats. Camp Sessions: June 26 – 30 July 24 – 28 Whether your child is a beginning swimmer or already comfortable snorkeling, our experienced counselors will work with them to perfect their techniques, using exciting games and group activities. We will teach them how to identify local wildlife, and why it’s important to respect our surroundings to ensure...

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BLACKWATER DIVING BY SUZAN MELDONIAN

UPCOMING BLACKWATER DIVES: May 22 May 25 June 5 June 10 June 15 June 19 June 22 June 24 June 26 June 29 For additional Blackwater dive dates, CLICK HERE. The first thing I can say is it can be a little intimidating jumping into inky black water out in the middle of the ocean. I think being able to see land from the boat as the sun sets makes it not seem so “distant.” Right off the bat, once you enter the water and turn on your lights, you will notice strange translucent worm-like things curling and unfurling...

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